Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Festival of Strings

Festival of Strings

I almost missed this!   The Festival of Strings is going on at Stitched in Color.  And there are some great ideas, and lots of string quilts.  Be sure to hop over and check them out.

I have a few small finished strings.....string snack mats that I have shared recently.   I know these don't count , but keep reading.  I do have a quilt top. 

Strings and slivers of batiks are fused to batting.  I then stitched row of upon row of parallel lines for the quilting.  Real big bold prints were used on the backs.  

  I also have a finished and ready to quilt string top.  It is next on my list to get quilted.  I caught the string fever a couple of months ago and began working on these rectangular coin blocks.  I love watercolor quilts, so why not a watercolor string quilt?   Last month I figured out how I wanted them blended, and set to work on making enough sets for this top.  It's a simple throw size of 65" by 50".
   I managed to make a small dent in my stash of 2" strips and some extra strings of floral fabrics with these blocks.  Unfortunately...... well not really that unfortunately....... I  added a few yards of floral fabrics  while in Michigan this last week! Oops!  More about that later.   It just means I need to make more quilts.  

  I do hope you enjoy the Festival of Strings. 

Remember to vote for your favorites in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.     
Happy stitching.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

LOL - now I would be disappointed if you had not done something in a water color!! Just super and so glad you joined in.

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Thanks for telling us about the festival. I don't have anything to contribute but I'll enjoy looking at everyone's work. I really like your might be the best way to use up some of those florals I've had forever.

Janet O. said...

I love the effect your batik strings have in those mats.
Pretty watercolor strings, too. : )

Dana Gaffney said...

Well, I've been waiting for you to show up :). I love the little ones and of course I'm going to copy you. The quilt is gorgeous, you have the best collection of fabrics.

Mar said...

Hi! I love the color scheme! Congrats!

Juanita said...

Mmmmm....I love this quilt!! Beautiful blending! And I like your method for making these little mats with strips and parallel quilting lines. Simple but effective.

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